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Old 04-11-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the trick to getting the drain plug off on this bike to change the oil? I have a 17M socket ,but the radiator hose is in the way. Any suggestions? I guess I can go and buy a set of metric wrenches, but I hate to buy a whole set for one wrench. Is there a special tool in the tool kit that will work just for that?
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would have to check again but the other day when I had the tool pouch out, I believe there is a wrench in there for the oil drain plug. I am almost sure but would have to check again tomorrow. Billy.
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Thanks. I'll check it out. I didn't want to take that tool bag out unless I knew for sure it had the tool in it I needed. Its a pain in the axx to get it back into the case.
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Why noy buy the set? There are lots of nuts & bolts on your bike besides the oil plug, and they're not all 17mm. And the quality of almost anything you buy will be far better than what came with the bike.
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Tell me about it! I figured out that you have to place the large pieces in first. Then follow up with the skinnier pieces like the screwdrivers and stuff. Believe it or not, the pouch went right back in. Give it a shot.
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Probably will. I thought maybe the one in the tool kit would be shorter cause there is not a lot of clearance between the drain plug and the garage floor, and I don't have a lift.
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Home Depot carries a set of stubby box/open end metric wrenches.
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Just called O Reilly auto parts and they don't have the Purolater filters, but he has a "wix" brand that he cross referenced using the PL14612 number I gave him. He said it should work. Are "Wix" any good? $6.29
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I heard that WIX Filters are excellent. I just started using them in the Olds for the last two oil changes.
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17mm box end works .........
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